Charity Miles for Pittsburgh!

Charity Miles is a FREE app available on your smartphone that allows you to run, walk and bike for charity. Corporate sponsors donate 10 cents for every mile you bike and 25 cents for every mile you run or walk to the sponsor of your choice.

Download the app and sign up today! Join our RunPittsburgh team and lets see how much money we can raise for charities!

To join the RunPittsburgh team, sign up on the Charity Miles app and search for the RunPittsburgh team on your Charity Miles profile.

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, August 17, 2012

Oooo…I love a good 1 mile race! Try this one out in downtown Pittsburgh. Here’s the info:

When: Friday, August 17th, 2012 at 7pm
Where: Liberty Avenue from 17th Street in the Strip to 6th Street, Downtown Pittsburgh
More Info: website
Register: here

Run For Your Lives 5K September 1, 2012

Do you ever get bored of just running a 5K? Run for Your Lives will definitely keep you running! Participants run through a series of obstacles, all while being chased by zombies. Racers, wearing a flag football-like belt with three flags, make strategic choices to find the quickest route to the finish line with at least one flag to complete the race as a survivor.
Sound like fun? Sign up today!

Date: September 1, 2012
Where: Switchback Raceway
2469 William Flynn Highway (Route 8 N)
Butler, PA 16001
$87 from July 19, 2012 until August 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST
$32 from February 4, 2012 until August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST
$40 at the entrance on race day
Need more information? Check out their website here.

Furry Friends 5K, March 31, 2012

The Furry Friends 5K raises money to the Animal Friends Animal Shelter. This is a senior project for a student from Moon Area High School. You are welcome to run, jog or walk with or without a pet. Should be fun!

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012. Noon race start.
Where: Montour Trail – Coraopolis Access, State Ave and Montour Coketown Coraopolis, PA
Fee: $15-through Feb 29th, $20-through March 17th, $25-through race day.
Register: Online
Furry Friends 5K Facebook Group

5th Annual Race For Grace, March 31, 2012

The 5th Annual Race For Grace 5K & 1 Mile Walk benefits the Reflections Of Grace Foundation. The Race For Grace is named after Grace Elizabeth Ekis, a precious 5-year-old who lost her courageous 13-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on Valentine’s Day 2008. . After the race, there will be an award ceremony, charitable hair donations, dance performances, Chinese & Silent auctions, and full concession stand of lunch items available for purchase. (If you are interested in donating your hair, please email An awareness table and fun activities for children and families to enjoy will be featured throughout the day as well. The day’s events will conclude around 1:00PM.

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012. 9am race start.
Where: Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Drive North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Distances: 5K Run or Walk, 1 Mile Walk
Fees: Before March 1st 2012-Adults: $20 / Children (12 & under): $15
Beginning On March 1, 2012 (including race day)-Adults: $25 / Children (12 & under): $20
Register: Online

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SLIM 5k/10k Poverty Dash, March 31, 2012

Proceeds from the SLIM 5K/10K Poverty Dash go towards SLIMs efforts in Malawi. It’s a great cause!

When: Saturday, March 31, 2012. 9:30am 10K start. 10am 5K start.
Where: South Park, 1 Hundred Acre Dr. Bethel Park, PA.
Fees: 5K or 10K: Student-$18.00, Non-student-$22.00
Register: Online

SLIM Facebook Group

Just a Short Run 5K, 8.1 Mile, 1/2 Marathon, 30K, March 31, 2012

Just a Short Run is just around the corner! This year there is a hard cap of 2300 runners, so be sure to register early! This race is a benefit race for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is one of the largest running/walking events in Western Pennsylvania. You’ve got 4 races to choose from!

The details:
When: Saturday March 31, 2012
Where: North Park Boathouse, 399 Pearce Mill Rd, Allison Park, PA 15101. 1/2 Marathon Course Map
When: 8:30am start for 30K, 8:40am start for 5K, 8.1 Mile and 1/2 Marathon
Fees: Race Day: See here
Register: Online

CrossFit Open WOD 12.1

I love Crossfit. Absolutely LOVE Crossfit. You have to try it, but we’ll save that for another post! Today, I am doing my first ever WOD for the CrossFit Open. It took a little convincing for me to sign up since I still can’t do all the movements and I scale pretty much everything. But, what better way to see my improvements! For those of you not familiar with CrossFit, learn more here. And here you can find out more about how the Open is part of the CrossFit Games.

The CrossFit Open has one workout per week for five weeks. They posted the first WOD on Wednesday, February 22nd and the last WOD will be posted on March 21st. Athletes have until that Sunday at 5 p.m. to submit their results online. WOD 12.1 was posted on Wednesday and it is AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of Burpees in 7 minutes. Doesn’t that sound fun? Wish me luck!

Want to check out CrossFit in Pittsburgh? You’ve got a LOT of options.

Three Rivers CrossFit-Cranberry Township, PA
CrossFit R.A.W. – Wildwood, PA
CrossFit Iron City – McCandless, PA
CrossFit Confluence – Northside Pittsburgh, PA
CrossFit Athletics – Southside Pittsburgh, PA
CrossFit Shadyside – Shadyside, PA
CrossFit Pittsburgh – Highland Park, Pittsburgh, PA
CrossFit Focus – Robinson, Pittsburgh, PA
CrossFit H.A. – Moon Township, PA
Integrated CrossFit – Bethel Park, PA
CrossFit South Hills – South Park, PA

Fight For Air Climb, March 24, 2012

The Pittsburgh Fight for Air Climb is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association. Registered participants climb up the 45 floors (897 steps) of One Oxford Centre located in downtown Pittsburgh. You can climb as an individual or as a team. The details:

When: Saturday, March 24, 2012. Climbing start at 9am
Where: One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 – 45 floors – 897 steps
Register: Online
Fee: $25 reg fee and fundraising. All participants must raise at least $100.

Pittsburgh Fight for Air Climb Facebook Page

Lt. J. C. Stone 50K Ultramarathon, March 17, 2012

Anyone out there like Ultras? Then try the Lt. J. C. Stone 50K Ultramarathon coming up in March. Here are the details:

When: Saturday March 17, 2012. 7:45am start time.
Where: Boathouse at North Park
Register: Online
Fee: $50 until March 15, 2012, $60 on race day.

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